Nam Định ‘đổi thủy sản lấy công nghiệp’: [Bài 1] Thu hồi trắng gần 100ha đầm bãi làm kênh thoát nước khu công nghiệp
Gần 100ha đầm bãi nuôi trồng thuỷ sản của huyện Nghĩa Hưng bị thu hồi trắng làm kênh thoát nước thải khu công nghiệp. Nhiều hộ dân lo lắng mất kế sinh nhai.
Ông Vũ Đình Phú, xã Nghĩa Lợi (áo xanh), một trong số những hộ dân nhận được thông báo đơn phương chấm dứt hợp đồng thuê đầm bãi để làm Kênh thoát nước KCN rạng Đông.
LTS: Ngày 19/12/2018, UBND tỉnh Nam Định phê duyệt Quy hoạch Phát triển kinh tế thủy sản và Bảo vệ nguồn lợi thuỷ sản đến năm 2025, định hướng đến năm 2030 tại Quyết định số 2896. Tuy nhiên, chưa đầy 2 năm sau, ngày 10/7/2020, tỉnh Nam Định ban hành QĐ số 1645 về việc chấm dứt hiệu lực thi hành Quy hoạch nói trên. Người thay mặt UBND tỉnh ký ban hành cả hai Quyết định trên là ông Nguyễn Phùng Hoan, Phó chủ tịch UBND tỉnh Nam Định.
Đằng sau hai Quyết định này là số phận của hàng trăm hộ dân nuôi trồng thuỷ sản bị ảnh hưởng trực tiếp bởi họ đã đầu tư tiền bạc, công sức để khai phá, cải tạo vùng sình lầy, bãi triều hoang hoá… thành những đầm bãi trù phú, nhưng thời gian sử dụng chưa được bao lâu.
After almost 20 years of negotiations, United Nations member countries have agreed upon an international treaty to protect oceans of the world that lie outside national borders.
These waters, known as “high seas,” occupy nearly two-thirds of the world’s oceans. Because they are considered international waters, they lie outside the jurisdiction of any state and have until now never been legally protected, meaning that the marine life in these areas has been under threat from a free-for-all of unregulated exploitation – including overfishing, pollution from ships and human-induced climate change.
Agnes ErzseResearcher, SAMRC/Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science- PRICELESS SA, University of the Witwatersrand
Agnes Erzse is supported by the SAMRC/ Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science, PRICELESS, University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Johannesburg South Africa (23108).
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It is almost impossible nowadays to listen to the radio, watch TV or scroll through social media without being exposed to an advertisement telling us that all we need for a little happiness and love is a sugary drink or a fast-food snack. There’s nothing that a tasty, affordable, ready-made meal cannot fix, we are asked to believe.
Over many decades our food environments have relentlessly been encouraging us to make choices that are harmful to our health, through pricing, marketing and availability. This rise in advertising has contributed to a growing global obesity crisis as well as nutrition deficiencies as more and more people opt to eat unhealthy food.
We each have the right to buy whatever we can afford. But commercial forces limit our freedom of choice more than we think. New evidence published in The Lancet shows that key causes of ill health – such as obesity and related noncommunicable diseases – are linked to commercial entities with deep pockets and the power to shape the choices people make. They do this by influencing the political and economic system, and its underlying regulatory approaches and policies.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam. President Biden reinforced the United States’ commitment to a strong, prosperous, resilient, and independent Vietnam, noting that 2023 is the 10thanniversary of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. The two leaders discussed the importance of strengthening and expanding the bilateral relationship, while working together to address regional challenges such as climate change, ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific, and the deteriorating environmental and security situation along the Mekong. President Biden also emphasized the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality, respect for human rights, and cooperating with Vietnam on its ambitious climate goals.
Vietnam faces a serious long-term security challenge from China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, and its response has included efforts to strengthen its military capability, particularly in the maritime sphere. This report assesses the extent of these efforts and looks at how Hanoi has used a widened array of international security relationships to diversify Vietnam’s procurement for its armed forces and coastguard, while also developing its national defence industry. The report argues that international sanctions imposed on Russia in response to the war in Ukraine seem likely to amplify these trends.
Vietnam faces a major long-term security challenge from China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, despite the two countries’ close economic ties. While bilateral tensions have manifested as a maritime grey-zone conflict, Hanoi is determined to strengthen Vietnam’s military capability to deter Chinese escalation, particularly through what appears to be a maritime anti-access/area denial strategy. It is doing this cautiously and incrementally and, since 2016, equipment procurement has slowed, most probably because of budgetary constraints. Although the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) is likely to depend on equipment originally supplied by Russia for years to come, for multiple reasons Hanoi has begun to diversify its military procurement and to rely less on Russia. It has already made some limited equipment purchases for its armed forces and coastguard from a range of other international sources, most of them small and medium powers, including Israel, which is now Vietnam’s second-most important defence supplier. Hanoi has also tentatively developed security relations with India, Japan and the United States, but, so far, these larger powers have not supplied Vietnam with strategically important equipment. Vietnam is continuing to develop its indigenous defence industry, often through partnerships with international suppliers. This will allow it to strengthen its capacity to maintain, repair, overhaul and modify major defence equipment and to produce systems for specific VPA requirements. Sanctions imposed on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the subsequent war seem highly likely to amplify these trends. Consequently, integrating military equipment from diverse sources to maximise Vietnam’s capability to deter escalation and contend with grey-zone pressure may become an increasingly important task for the country’s defence industry.